An official at a suburban New York factory that makes the popular square fried potato treats says it may be several more weeks until the shortage abates.
Gabila's Knishes, a 92-year-old company based in Copiague, Long Island, experienced a fire in late September that damaged the machinery that makes the potato puffs.
Gabila's bills itself as the world's biggest maker of knishes and ships them around the world.
Gabila's Stacey Ziskin Gabay had said last month that she hoped production would resume by Thanksgiving.
She says the company is still waiting for an important piece of equipment to complete repairs.
It could be until later this month before the kvetching over the knish crisis abates.